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  • Hamas says 7 militants killed in Israeli strikes

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel arrested six Jewish suspects Sunday in the grisly slaying of a Palestinian teenager who was abducted and burned alive last week — a crime that set off a wave of violent protests in Arab sections of the country. Leaders of the Jewish state appealed for calm amid signs the...

  • Don't sign away US sovereignty with bad treaties

    Fighting to secure and preserve our sovereignty is a defining characteristic of the American people. Unfortunately, in recent years, Washington elites have become increasingly disposed to sign away that blood-bought sovereignty with a pen.

  • Pro-Russia separatists vow to keep up the fight

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Discouraged but defiant, pro-Russia separatists vowed to keep fighting the government in Kiev from the largest city in eastern Ukraine, where they regrouped Sunday after being driven out of a key stronghold. At a rally in a central Donetsk square, the rebels were cheered...

  • Israeli ambassador calls beating of Palestinian-American boy 'disturbing'

    Israeli ambassador Ron Dermer called a video apparently showing the beating of a Palestinian-American teenager at the hands of Israeli police "very disturbing," and said that "excessive force is not something that we accept in Israel."

  • Ukraine claims victory in rebel stronghold

    SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian troops forced pro-Russian insurgents out of a key stronghold in the country's embattled east on Saturday, a significant success that suggested the government may finally be making gains in a months-long battle against a spreading separatist insurgency. As...

  • Democrats' Florida push calls for US shift on Cuba

    MIAMI (AP) — When Charlie Crist went to Miami's Little Havana recently, the Democratic candidate for governor stood before a crowd and said what few politicians have in decades of scrounging for votes in the Cuban-American neighborhood: End the trade embargo against Cuba. "If you really care...

  • NATO signals no new members for the present

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Faced with a newly aggressive Russia, NATO has been mulling how to react, but it is ruling out one option: rapid expansion. Four would-be members, including the former Soviet republic of Georgia, have been informed that admission to NATO isn't in the cards anytime soon. For...

  • Obama gets 'surprised' by foreign crises because he isn't paying attention

    Flip through the latest National Security Strategy and the Pentagon's Quadrennial Defense Review -- these are the documents describing how President Obama envisions using foreign and defense policy to keep the United States safe, free and prosperous in a world that appears increasingly...

  • Israeli leader calls for independent Kurdistan

    Citing the chaos in Iraq, Israel's prime minister has called for the establishment of an independent Kurdistan as part of a broader alliance between Israel and moderate forces across the region.

  • President Obama is not finished

    More and more people are finally coming to the realization that President Obama is presiding over America's decline, though there are differences of opinion as to whether he's deliberately or even directly causing it.

  • President Obama: World Cup schedule is affecting my foreign policy moves

    During an interview Thursday with ABC's George Stephanopoulos aboard Air Force One, President Obama told the host that the World Cup schedule was affecting his foreign policy moves.

  • Iraq and the echoes of Vietnam

    A corrupt government that has alienated many of its people finds itself unable to overcome a growing insurgency in an endless civil war and expects a superpower on the other side of the globe to come to its rescue. That's the story in Iraq today -- which carries eerie echoes of the not-so-distant...

  • On foreign policy, are you Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton?

    Despite serving as his secretary of state, Hillary Clinton has had a few disagreements with President Obama on foreign policy over the years. To find out which one you're more like, take this seven-question quiz or read about the decisions below.

  • State Department going online to counter terrorism messages

    The State Department's Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications has hired a contractor to provide it with six staffers to conduct "a digital English-language campaign designed to counter propaganda by al Qaeda and other extremist groups" outside the U.S.

  • Obama would have to change his entire worldview to save his presidency

    In late 2006, George W. Bush and Iraq were both in crisis, his poll numbers and the war he began both hitting rock-bottom, his credibility eroded by false reassurance and the new Iraq he had such a large stake in creating now on the verge of collapse.



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